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Double on the cards for Hugh.

Byline: Argus

HUGH MORRISON'S twohorse raiding party on York today can result in 100 per cent success for the East Ilsley trainer.

The two-year-old Waverley can be rewarded for his consistency with a first victory in the opening On Course Bookmakers For Your Best Bet Auction Maiden Stakes and Kylkenny is a snip in the Garbutt & Elliott Handicap off bottom weight.

Waverley put up a particularly useful performance on his latest start when failing by a head to catch Ikenga at Beverley and can go one better over this mile.

At the age of six, Kylkenny has hit a rich vein of form winning his last two races, both apprentice events.

The way he battled to hold Pinchincha by half-a-length at Newmarket last time suggests he will be tough nut to crack in this competitive handicap.

Free Rider landed an overdue success at Newmarket and can defy a 3lb penalty in the Castlegate Rated Stakes.

There was no fluke about his length and a quarter verdict over Point Of Dispute in a 16runner handicap over seven furlongs.

Sent to the head of affairs by Jamie Spencer two furlongs out, Ian Balding's charge stuck to his task really gamely.

Although Free Rider had got off the mark as a two-year-old in October 1999, that had been his sole success in 18 outings.

But to be fair, he had been stuck with big weights in handicaps and was not quite up to winning in Pattern company.

Lone Piper got up in the dying strides under a typically-strong drive from Kieren Fallon to pip Forgotten Times by half-a-length in a 25runner handicap over five furlongs at Goodwood two weeks ago.

He can follow up for trainer Jedd O'Keeffe again over the minimum trip in the Accent Optical Technologies Handicap.

Racing resumes at Carlisle following an eight-month enforced break because of the foot-and-mouth epidemic.

Night Fighter makes a quick reappearance in the Orton Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle after trotting up at Towcester on Tuesday.

A 7lb penalty is highlyunlikely to prevent Norman Mason's six-year-old from completing a quick double.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Oct 12, 2001
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